NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 03, 1980
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(Studio) Israeli army reported forcing Arab merchants to reopen shops after attempted general strike in protest over yesterday's car bombings of Palestinian mayors; resignation of Bethlehem mayor noted. Probability that bombings were work of Jewish extremists considered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli authorities reported concerned over possible blood bath unleashed by recent bombings; details given, films shown. Former defense mins. Ezer Weizman and Moshe Dayan noted both recing. death threats; assassination attempt against Nablus Mayor Bassam al-Shaka mentioned. Attn. said focused on Jewish Defense League; League's head, Rabbi Meir Kahane, noted jailed for attempted bombing of Al Aksa Mosque. Sons of Zion and Counter-terror Unit reported claiming responsibility for yesterday's attacks; both groups said never heard of before.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent